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New FH lying on bottom; New, sick flowerhorn
Topic Started: Jul 24 2017, 06:30 PM (167 Views)
HisKids37
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My daughter purchased her first flowerhorn 3 days ago. It's about 1.5 inches long, in a 65 gallon tank. Nitrate/Nitrate 0, ammonia 0-0.25, pH 7.4, temperature 82. First day it was zipping all around the tank. Second day hovered near the bottom, not very active. This morning floating right at the bottom on a diagonal, this evening lying flat on its side on the bottom. We put it in new conditioned water, added aquarium salt, put a bubbler in (bought air stone and stone will not bubble). Please help! Any hope of saving our little Knox?
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HisKids37
Jul 24 2017, 06:30 PM
My daughter purchased her first flowerhorn 3 days ago. It's about 1.5 inches long, in a 65 gallon tank. Nitrate/Nitrate 0, ammonia 0-0.25, pH 7.4, temperature 82. First day it was zipping all around the tank. Second day hovered near the bottom, not very active. This morning floating right at the bottom on a diagonal, this evening lying flat on its side on the bottom. We put it in new conditioned water, added aquarium salt, put a bubbler in (bought air stone and stone will not bubble). Please help! Any hope of saving our little Knox?
Im very sorry for the inconveniences that you and your daughter is going through. Especially on her first FH? But from the spec given, it all sound good..nothing wrong.


But Im wondering what is causing it.... when placed in the tank, did it swim around? was it injured in some sort of way, any other fish in the tank... and also how old or was the water aged and cycled when the fish was placed??

and yes the aeration in the tank will help greatly, fish does need air. Hope little Knox will recover nicely.... would you have any picture to share of whats going on??


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Unfortunately, Knox passed away this morning. We are so upset, and feel terribly that he suffered and died so quickly. It is such a mystery, because the tank had been cycled and maintained for a good 2-3 months before we added Knox in. There were no other fish in there. We took a sample back to the fish store where we purchased him, and the employee there said that everything tested great except very slightly elevated ammonia - she said it really should not have caused him any harm, it was so low. She said next time we could possibly try having a few guppies in there until we add our flowerhorn just to make sure our cycle is current. She also suggested that we cover the back of the tank and leave the light off for a day or two, but again, she said that nothing we did should have caused him to die. I wish we could figure out what happened, because my daughter really wants a flowerhorn, but I really feel nervous after this experience.
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i'm lost Im sorry for the lost.. pretty weird.. I dont understand it myself.


... one last question... how was the fish when it was at the store?? anything unusual??


bout the fish.. where are you located.. If possible, I would like to send her a gift... I do have some frys that Ive recently bred.. oldest are reaching a month.. within next month I should be able to offer her some.. A lil token from me, if that is ok??



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I know its been a few months now since this has happen, and I'm so sorry to hear what happen.
Your water perimeters sound good. Did you have any ornaments in the tank maybe he ran into? Also I normally like to leave my light off for at least 2-3 days just so they don't spoke out to much, just sunlight that comes through the window.
That's awesome that Vanz offered that gift to your daughter as well. #respect
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